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by Published on 2012-03-22 04:06 AM

Mists of Pandaria Models - Update #1
The first batch of Mists of Pandaria Models! More to come, these things take time and love! We have so much more stuff coming tonight!!!!





by Published on 2012-03-22 02:34 AM

Mists of Pandaria Beta Achievements
We're resurrecting WoWDB.com for the Mists of Pandaria Beta! It's still in very early alpha stage but it's fast as hell and all the MoP content is already up. See the achievements below.

Category Name Points
Pandaria [NYI] Jade Forest
Complete the following storylines in the Jade Forest.
10
Pandaria [NYI] Walk the Land
Complete the following storylines in the Valley of the Four Winds.
10
Pandaria Dungeon Aisatsu
Bow to the Shadowpan Initiates when they bow to you after being defeated, but before they fully heal during the Master Snowdrift event.
10
Pandaria Dungeon Bombs while bomb
Trigger 15 explosions within 15 seconds during the Saboteur Kip'tilak encounter on Heroic Difficulty.
10
Dungeon Challenges Bronze Challenge: Stormstout Brewery
10
Dungeon Challenges Bronze Challenge: Stormstout Brewery
10
Pandaria Dungeon Cleaning Up
Defeat the Sha of Doubt in Temple of the Jade Serpent while under the effects of Purified Water.
10
Pandaria Dungeon Conscriptinator
Gain three stacks of Resin Residue by defeating Mantid Conscripts.
10
Pandaria Explore Jade Forest (NYI)
Explore Jade Forest, revealing the covered areas of the world map.
10
Dungeon Challenges Full Bronze: Mists of Pandaria
Achieve a Bronze Challenge in every Mists of Pandaria dungeon.
0
Dungeon Challenges Full Gold: Mists of Pandaria
Achieve a Gold Challenge in every Mists of Pandaria dungeon.
0
Dungeon Challenges Full Silver: Mists of Pandaria
Achieve a Silver Challenge in every Mists of Pandaria dungeon.
0
Pandaria Dungeon Glintrok N' Roll
Defeat Gekkan and his Glintrok entourage in Mogu'shan Palace on Heroic difficulty within 5 minutes of being spotted by the Glintrok Scout.
10
Dungeon Challenges Gold Challenge: Stormstout Brewery
10
Dungeon Challenges Gold Challenge: Stormstout Brewery
10
Pandaria Dungeon Hate Leads to Suffering
Defeat Taran Zhu while every party member is at maximum hatred in Shado-pan Monastery on Heroic Difficulty.
10
Pandaria Dungeon Heroic: Shado-pan Monastery
Defeat Taran-Zhu in Shado-pan Monastery on Heroic Difficulty.
10
Pandaria Dungeon Heroic: Stormstout Brewery
Defeat Yan-Zhu the Uncasked in Stormstout Brewery on Heroic Difficulty.
10
Pandaria Dungeon How Did He Get Up There?
Find a way to get the Hozen Clinger to let go in Stormstout Brewery on any difficulty.
10
Pandaria Dungeon I Am the Hopocalypse!
Smash 100 vermen with a single hammer swing in Stormstout Brewery on Heroic Difficulty.
10
Pandaria Dungeon Keep Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'
Kill Ook-Ook after assaulting him with 20 Rolling Brew Barrels in Stormstout Brewery on Heroic Difficulty.
10
General Level 90
Reach level 90.
10
Pandaria Dungeon Ling-Ting's Herbal Journey
Collect all 30 Golden Hoplings hidden around the Stormstout Brewery on any difficulty.
10
Pandaria Raid Mogu'shan Vaults
Defeat the bosses in Mogu'shan Vaults.
10
Pandaria Dungeon Mosh Pit
Get a combination of 8 players and Scarlet Defenders caught up in Armsmaster Harlan's Blades of Light on Heroic Difficulty.
10
General Mystically Epic
Equip an epic item in every slot with a minimum item level of 359.
25
General Mystically Epic
Equip an epic item in every slot with a minimum item level of 476.
25
General Mystically Superior
Equip a superior item in every slot with a minimum item level of 463.
10
General Mystically Superior
Equip a superior item in every slot with a minimum item level of 333.
10
Classic Ossirian kills (Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj)
0
Pandaria Dungeon Pool's Closed!
Defeat Wise Maru without touching Corrupted Water in Temple of the Jade Serpent on any difficulty.
0
Pandaria Dungeon Rattle No More
Defeat Rattlegore without allowing him to gain more than 5 stacks of Rusting in Scholomance on Heroic Difficulty.
10
Dungeon Challenges Realm First: Full Bronze: Mists of Pandaria (feat)
0
Dungeon Challenges Realm First: Full Gold: Mists of Pandaria (feat)
0
Dungeon Challenges Realm First: Full Gold: Mists of Pandaria (feat)
0
Dungeon Challenges Realm First: Full Silver: Mists of Pandaria (feat)
0
Dungeon Challenges Realm First: Full Silver: Mists of Pandaria (feat)
0
Dungeon Challenges Realm First: Gold Challenge: Stormstout Brewery (feat)
0
Dungeon Challenges Realm First: Gold Challenge: Temple of the Jade Serpent (feat)
0
Dungeon Challenges Realm First: Gold Challenge: Temple of the Jade Serpent (feat)
0
Pandaria Dungeon Return to Sender
Defeat Mantid General [PH] while he has 20 stacks of Detonate in the Siege of Niuzao Temple on Heroic Difficulty.
10
Pandaria Dungeon Sanguinarian
Defeat a Krastinovian Carver that has 99 stacks of Boiling Bloodthirst in Scholomance on Heroic Difficulty.
10
Pandaria Raid Settle Down, Bro
Defeat the Sha of Anger in Kun-Lai Summit.
10
Pandaria Dungeon Shado-pan Monastery
Defeat Taran-Zhu in Shado-pan Monastery.
10
Pandaria Shadowpan
Earn exalted status with the Shadowpan because they are the most awesome faction EVER.
15
Pandaria Shadowpan
Earn exalted status with the Shadowpan because they are the most awesome faction EVER.
15
Pandaria Raid Show Me Your Moves!
Defeat the Terracotta Army in Mogu'shan Vaults on Normal or Heroic difficulty without any member of the raid being hit by Devastating Arc, Stomp or Energizing Smash.
10
Dungeon Challenges Silver Challenge: Stormstout Brewery
10
Dungeon Challenges Silver Challenge: Stormstout Brewery
10
Pandaria Dungeon Soul Savior
Defeat Lilian Voss without allowing Lilian's Soul to reach 24% health in Scholomance on Heroic Difficulty.
10
Pandaria Dungeon Stormstout Brewery
Defeat Yan-Zhu the Uncasked in Stormstout Brewery.
10
Darkmoon Faire That Rabbit's Dynamite!
Slay the ferocious Darkmoon Rabbit.
10
Pandaria Dungeon The Obvious Solution
Eliminate the remaining Sha imprisoned in the Sealed Chambers and then defeat the Sha of Violence in Shado-pan Monastery on Heroic Difficulty.
10
General To All the Squirrels I Once Caressed? (NYI)
There are even more critters in Pandaria. They also need /love.
10
Pandaria What a View (NYI)
Visit each of the 10,000 waterfalls of Pandaria.
0
Pandaria Dungeon Wild Side
Take a ride with Armsmaster Harlan's Blades of Light for at least 10 seconds and live to tell the tale on Heroic Difficulty.
10
Cooking Zen Grand Master Cook
Obtain 525 skill points in cooking.
10
Cooking Zen Master Cook
Obtain 600 skill points in cooking.
10
by Published on 2012-03-22 01:48 AM

Update - Let's open the hostilities with the minimap of the new continent and all the new icons.

Welcome to Pandaria
The Mists of Pandaria beta is going live tonight, we have the best people working on it. Stay tuned.


Pandaria Minimap



New Icons
Hey we don't usually do that but we're still fixing up the parser, enjoy!

by Published on 2012-03-21 11:47 PM

Update - If there was any, this is where you could find the Mists of Pandaria Beta Patch Notes. Thanks to KaNNis for the tip.

Mists of Pandaria Beta - Smells like Panda Spirit
Excuse me for the language, but shit just got real.

Stay tuned, tonight, we feast on pandas!

by Published on 2012-03-21 04:07 PM

Dragon Soul Difficulty Change - 15% Buff on March 26
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
During the scheduled server maintenance on the week of March 26, the “Power of the Aspects” spell will grow more powerful, reducing the health and damage dealt of all enemies in the Dragon Soul raid by 15%. This spell will grow progressively stronger over time to reduce the difficulty and make the encounters more accessible. The spell will affect both normal and Heroic difficulties, but it will not affect the Raid Finder difficulty.

Don’t need the help of the Dragon Aspects? The spell can be disabled by talking to Lord Afrasastrasz at the beginning of Dragon Soul.

We hope you continue to enjoy Dragon Soul, and that these changes encourage you to attempt a higher difficulty, or just keep pushing to down that next boss.
by Published on 2012-03-21 05:04 AM

Mists of Pandaria Beta Opt-in and FAQ - Beta is "very close"
The beta is now "very close" and Blizzard finally clarified how invites will work for people who bought the WoW Annual Pass.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’re very close to beginning beta testing for World of Warcraft®: Mists of Pandaria™! Over the course of the beta test, we’ll be inviting Annual Pass holders, press, fansites, friends and family, and opt-in beta testers to participate. As there’s no NDA for this test, you’re likely to start seeing lots of screenshots and new video around the web. Please keep in mind that the game is still in development, and what you’ll see during the beta test is not necessarily representative of the final game.

If you’re wondering how you can help us test Mists of Pandaria, or how the test works, look no further than the paragraphs directly below this one.

How do I opt-in?
Once you’ve set up a Battle.net account and have attached at least one Blizzard game, you can choose to opt in to our beta tests from the Beta Profile page. You’ll need to select which franchises you’d be interested in helping test, as well as download and run the System Check tool to attach your computer’s specifications to your beta profile. Once that’s complete it’s simply a matter of waiting for an invite.

How will I know if I’m selected?
We’ll send you an email letting you know when you’re selected, but please be aware of phishing attempts. Some unscrupulous individuals send out falsified emails purporting to be from Blizzard, but are in fact meant to steal your login credentials. For more information on how to identify these emails please refer to our Battle.net Security site. One easy way to ensure your invite is legit is to avoid clicking on links in any invite emails you receive, and instead log in to your Battle.net account and see if you have a Mists of Pandaria beta license attached. If there’s no license, you can be sure the email you received was not from Blizzard.

I am participating in the World of Warcraft Annual Pass promotion; when do I begin testing?
We’re inviting Annual Pass holders in waves over the course of the beta test, and will be ramping up the number of invites we send as quickly as possible. We’ll be inviting Annual Pass holders based on several factors, including how long your World of Warcraft account has been active and when you signed up for the Annual Pass. Keep an eye on your Battle.net account and email for your invite to join the beta test.

How many players do you plan to invite to the beta test?
Our primary focus will be ensuring that all of the players who signed up for the Annual Pass are invited over the course of the beta test. The number of additional players we invite will be based on our testing needs. If during the course of testing we determine we need more players to participate, we’ll invite more.

Is there an NDA?
There is no Non-Disclosure Agreement for the Mists of Pandaria beta test. Those invited to play are free to take screenshots, movies, or stream the game content. Please be aware that the game is very much still a work in progress, and we appreciate your understanding when you encounter bugs, graphical errors, or other issues.

How long will the beta test last?
We have not determined an exact date for the end of the beta test. We’ll post a notice when the beta test is nearing completion.

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